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Boys Like That
Boys Like That
Hope Edelman

When her mother is stricken with cancer, a teenage Hope Edelman rebels—and finds love and solace in unexpected places.
His Eye is on the Sparrow
His Eye Is on the Sparrow
Ann Pearlman

It’s 1962 in the Midwest. He’s black, she’s white, and they want to spend the rest of their lives together. Now it’s time to tell their parents.
Lady Problems
Lady Problems
Faith Adiele

Female hysteria? Or just plain hysterical? Only Faith Adiele can make a trip to the gynecologist’s office so entertaining—and thought-provoking.
Stolen Moments
Stolen Moments
Suzanne Antonetta Paola

Chicklit? Forget it. Suzanne Antonetta Paola shows how a story about lipstick, shoes, and missed connections can be a literary gem.
Love in the Time of Zombies
Lynn Messina

A hilarious satire of modern dating, women's magazine advice, and our current zombie obsession.
The Risotto Guru
Laura Fraser
Laura didn’t expect an Italian taxi driver to be a guru who could teach her something so delicious. Essential essays for anyone who loves Italy, cooking, and la bella vita.
On The Whole
Essays from an expatriate

How it Goes in Mexico
Carol Merchasin
 
Are the nuns setting off firecrackers? Why are there 317 holidays per year? A witty collection of essays on Mexico through the eyes of an expatriate. 

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Guesswork
Guesswork
Marion Winik
NPR commentator Marion Winik browses the things we Google, and what they say about us. Funny, wry essays on life, love, and memory in a fast-moving world.
Her Mother's Garden
Her Mother's Garden
Virginia Pye
 
Can a high school crush bloom into romance in middle age? A short novel about what grows, and what withers away.
Mating Calls
The Marco Chronicles
Elizabeth
Geoghegan
She was a young American in Rome, surrounded by alluring men, all beckoning to her—Bella! Bella! It was every woman's dream. Or was it?
Nest. Flight. Sky.
Nest. Flight. Sky.
Beth Kephart
 
Award-winning memoirist Beth Kephart reckons with the loss of her mother and a sudden obsession with birds.
Runway
Runway
Meghan Ward
 
What happens when a wholesome Midwestern girl hits the Paris runway? You won't believe this dishy modeling memoir.
Owl in Darkness
Owl in Darkness
Zoë Rosenfeld

What would you do with acres of time to yourself? Find inspiration, be creative...or drink too many cups of tea?
Does This Boyfriend Make My Butt Look Big?
Does This Boyfriend Make My Butt Look Big?
Jenna McCarthy

It’s bad enough that Abby inherited her mom’s fear of food and obsession with the scale. Did she have to get her mom's miserable luck with men, too?

Reluctant Caregiver
Ariel Gore
"Did I just unfriend my dying mother?" In this surprisingly hilarious tale about family loyalty, Ariel Gore confronts her mother’s manipulation for the last time.
Love Junkie
Love Junkie
Anna Marrian

The addict who introduced Anna Marrian, then 16, to drugs on a safari was handsome and exotic. He was also her father.
Reluctant Caregiver
The Mother of All Field Trips
The Mother of All Field Trips
Jeannie Ralston
For three years, this family made the world their classroom. From Tibet to Egypt, this mom risked everything to give her children the adventure of a lifetime.
Stone and Spring
Stone and Spring
Brittany Tuttle

One wintery night in Wyoming, a group of men came calling to collect a debt...her life and service. A fantasy thriller.
Mom Overboard
Mom Overboard
Valerie Frankel
In this funny, smart, and insightful story about an estranged mother and daughter going on a cruise, will they resolve their issues or throw each other overboard?
Mating Calls
Alone in the Woods
Micah Perks

Wild thing! On a camping trip, a mother realizes her daughter is growing up to be nearly as wild as she once was.
On The Whole
Ona Gritz

A new mother with a physical disability is forced to reconsider her body—its limitations, her capacities, our cultural responses.
Mating Calls
Mating Calls
Jessica Anya Blau

Could a little yellow pill be responsible for landing Lexie James in the bed of her lover—and her lover’s wife? Two tales of young women, behaving badly.
The Risotto Guru
Zombies
A Good Egg
A Good Egg
Anonymous

All she wanted was a healthy donor. With good hair.
The Real America
The Real America
Teresa Wiltz

A journalist explores the tangled roots of ethnic identity at a time when the nation’s relationship to race is at once regressing and progressing.
Camp Paradox
Camp Paradox
Barbara Graham

Barbara Graham grapples with the knowledge that a childhood “love affair” with her female camp counselor fits every definition of sexual abuse.
The Wrong Sister
The Wrong Sister
Caroline Leavitt

When a younger sister goes out with her older sister’s ex, she discovers a date can be dangerous.
The Mouse Room
The Mouse Room
Susan Ito

When a young genetics student meets her glamorous birth mother, her life outside the lab gives her insights beyond biology.
The Found Child
The Found Child
Lucy Jane Bledsoe

What would you do to save your only child? Two doting dads find out when their beloved boy’s mother suddenly shows up.
Every Mother Has a Story
Every Mother Has
a Story
Jackie Mercurio, Jacinta Hart Kehoe, and Cynthia Leonard
Three views on motherhood: the winning essays from the Shebooks/Good Housekeeping memoir contest.
Jamaica Dreams
Jamaica Dreams
Rosemarie Robotham
 
Discover the intoxicating rhythms of a Jamaica wrought with political turmoil, bustling with colorful souls, and ripe with the racing hearts of young lovers.
Constellation of Boys
Constellation of Boys
Kerry Cohen

In this expansive novelette, a young woman looks back at her boy-crazy adolescence, boy by boy by boy.
Can Men Have It All?
Can Men Have It All?
Suzanne Braun Levine

It's not just supermoms–dads are suffering from the stress of trying to have it all, juggling work and kids.
Everything Known and Visible
Everything Known and Visible
Frances Stroh

A teenage artist stumbles through the rubble of her beer-making family in decline, finding inspiration in the ruins of Detroit, the Beats, and LSD.

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